Quote Of The Day
“It wasn’t until my junior year that some talent started to shine through. And when it did, it went straight to my head. I was a 2:16 half miler that thought she could break the world record next week. This misplaced confidence had me seek out what a quick Google search told me would be the best coach for my Olympic Dreams – Mark Wetmore from the University of Colorado.”
“Coach Wetmore told me (paraphrased), ‘So you usually run a 2:20 800m. If you ran two of those back to back, you still would struggle to qualify for NCAAs in the mile.’ And I replied, ‘Well, if I can run a 2:16 now, then couldn’t you teach me to hold two 2:16s with training?’ And then (I imagine) he spit Gatorade out of his nose from laughter.”
– US 800 runner Phoebe Wright writing in her track autobiography about how she originally looked to the University of Colorado to continue her running career. Wright did eventually go from mediocre walk-on to a multi-time NCAA champion, but – spoiler alert – it wasn’t at CU.
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